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Recovering from the failure of vxsnap make for break-off instant snapshots

If a vxsnap make operation fails during the creation of a third-mirror break-off instant snapshot, the snapshot volume may go into the INSTSNAPTMP state. VxVM can usually recover the snapshot volume without intervention. However, in certain situations, this recovery may not succeed. If this happens, the snapshot volume must be deleted.

 To recover from the failure of the vxsnap make command for break-off instant snapshots

  1. Type the following command:

    # vxedit [-g diskgroup] rm snapshot_volume

    Alternatively, the snapshot volume is removed automatically when the system is next restarted.